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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: May 3, 2013 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 'lost' (hoarded?) Telluride tapes exposé

Thanks for your comments. (KBOO in Portland is where Matt Smith works.) For the record, why don't I, and why can't I, track down these lost Telluride tapes myself? Short answer: I don't have the resources for this; I don't have the budget for this; and, by me not being involved in asking any questions, there's no conflict of interest on my part. So, this means I'm an excellent "inside source" to the investigators, and I'm a wealth of knowledge about this, and nothing more.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival page

There's many scholars, teachers, musicians, artists, and die-hard fans reading this. I have a simple suggestion / request. My advice is to engage some kids from a school newspaper, or from a music class at school, or something similar. Get some kids together, engage them on this issue, and give them The Green Light. Challenge them to find out what happened to these tapes. Young kids will easily know what to do. Give a few young kids some encouragement. Let the kids figure it out. I'm sure they can do it. This is a decent act of kindness. We just need a few questions asked and answered about where the 1985 TBF video tapes are. Your video engineers (not Tim) are pictured together a couple months after taping it.

(l to r) Tim Keefe, Monte Barry, Glenn Hill on Mount Princeton summit in 1985